Nel Maria Kwiatkowska

Nel Maria Kwiatkowska was born in Poland.  Her art education consists of studies at the Warsaw University, Dept. of Architecture and a training she received under the established polish architect, Tomasz Plucenski.  She has resided in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada since 1989.  Currently, besides her artistic pursuits, Nel works as a computer systems designer for a major consulting company.

Nel Kwiatkowska works in diverse media and techniques from paintings in oil, inks and watercolors to pencil and pastel drawings to freestanding and relief sculpture.  The favorite themes of her work are architecture, people and landscapes.  Ensuing artworks are usually created in short series.  “Diversity of subjects and techniques, non repetitiveness and purity of style – these words describe my artistic approach," she says.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I said to my friend a long time ago: “No matter what the future brings, I will always have my art."  Ever since my childhood, I was able to help to fulfill my dreams by drawing them.  That is how it all has started.  Many years have gone by since then.  I crossed many bridges and passed several milestones, but I still rediscover that youthful feeling whenever I stand in front of an empty canvas or a bland sheet of paper.  I hope this never-ending desire will let me share my little joys with many of you for years to come.


EDUCATION
1986 University of Warsaw, Dept. of Architecture

EXHIBITIONS
2006 - Present  Rowles & Company Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta
2006 Westin Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta
2004 Landscapes IV International Exhibition, Period Gallery, Lincoln, NE USA
2004 Congruent Realities, Agora-Gallery, SoHo, New York, USA
2004 NAFA Competition, ACAB Cultural Center, Vienna, Austria
2003 2003 Biennale dell'Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy
2003 National Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) of Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
2003 NAFA (Brazil) International Art Competition Winner
2003 IIAPC (Japan) International Art Contest
2002 Picturedraw Portrait Competition, England

CORPORATE PROJECTS
2005 Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
2003 A.T.O.M.S. Alberta Learning - Fujistu Project - CD Logo Design
2002 Shuswap Lake Reunion

The artwork of Nel Maria Kwiatkowska is represented by Rowles & Company Ltd., Alberta's Corporate Gift & Art Gallery, in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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